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Maria “Mary”

Lucille Reekie

October 2, 1924 – February 22, 2016

Our dear mother Mary Reekie passed away suddenly at home at the age of 91. She was born in Flaibano, Italy. Mom lived each day to the fullest and was an inspiration to us all. She loved to travel, play bridge, golf, swim, knit, crochet, read and generously kept us supplied with her baked goodies. She was an active volunteer in many organizations and always enjoyed time with her many special friends. Her favourite times were at family gatherings where she took particular interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will all remember her with joy, the way she would want us to.

Mary is survived by her daughters Isobel (Phil) Van Den Berg, Vicki (Leon) Bjerstedt, Nancy (Peter) Kleindienst, grandchildren Kathryn (Chris) Huston, Brian Sveinson, Shannon (Frank) Toebaert, Erik (Tara) Bjerstedt, Jon (Keri) Bjerstedt, Evan (Michelle) Kleindienst, Niki (Dallas) Walkey, her beloved great grandchildren Kyra, Noah; Madison, Aleesa; Mark, Katie; Kyle, Nicholas; Isaac, Wyatt; Hanna, Ryan; and Charlotte. Mary was predeceased by her husband Archie (1993), parents Eberardo (Tranquilla) Montegani, brother Anthony Montegani and in-laws James (Agnes) Reekie.

A funeral mass to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Christ The Servant Catholic Church in Cranbrook at 11:00 am at 1100 – 14th Avenue South. Donations in honour of Mary can be made to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 - 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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